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Centipede Bites

Winter 2021

Randich HB, Burnett MW. 21(4). 106 - 107. (Journal Article)


The genus Scolopendra includes large centipedes that inhabit tropical regions of Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands as well as South America and the Southwestern US. They are capable of inflicting a clinically significant venomous bite. These multilegged arthropods may enter tents or buildings at night in search of prey and tend to hide in bedding and clothing. Presentation and management are discussed.

Keywords: Scolopendra subspinipes; centipedes; stings

PMID: 34969138

DOI: 10.55460/S3H4-KZPZ

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